Cerinthe Major Purpurascens
Commonly known as Honeywort, the Cerinthe is a beautiful annual native to the Mediterranean region, highly attractive to bees and other insects.
Reaching up to 1m tall, it is an upright plant with simple, rounded leaves that range from green to blue-purple in colour, around 3-4cm long.
Flowers are a dark purple, bell shaped and around 2-3cm long, blossoming from the end of leaf stems where the leaves turn darker to match the flower's colour.
Enjoys a well draining soil and full to part sunlight.
Half hardy to around -5°C.